Faithful to its traditions, the Ministry of Culture organizes the 14th successive edition of « Rendez-vous aux Jardins » from June 3rd to June 5th, 2016.
With more than 2300 parks and gardens participating, almost 4000 events are awaiting nature lovers throughout France. For three days, Green Panthers will enjoy guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, and meetings.
For the occasion, the most iconic gardens in the heart of Paris are ready to welcome all of you including:
Jardin du Palais de l’Elysée
What could be more prestigious than wandering the gardens of the presidential palace « The Elysée », the place where the great emperor Napoleon loved to walk?
You don’t need to be a president to have access to the stunning park of the Elysée. Being an aesthete, however, guarantees you this privilege.
The Jardin du Palais de l’Elysée has been transformed into this serene landscape, since 1787, by Duchess of Bourbon. In 1991, it was decided to restore motion by planting Mixed Cut Flowers, redesigning and adding massive jets of water, ponds, fountains, groves and flower beds.
Luckily, the public can now discover the space hitherto relatively secret, especially our guests staying at Apartment Rocher Saint-Lazare !
Jardin de l’Hotel Matignon
The Jardin de l’Hotel Matignon will be opened exceptionally, on June 4th and 5th, offering a great opportunity to discover this garden’s rich history.
On the occasion of « Rendez-vous aux Jardins », it will be possible to visit the garden of Matignon, where three centuries of garden art are easily detectable.
Along the curved path, you can gradually discover the trees planted by the Prime Ministers. And if you pay a close eye to the grove, you can find two tombstones under a magnolia, the tombstones being those of a dog and a cat of an Ambassador of Austria-Hungary.
The Tuileries Garden
The Tuileries Garden is a national domain, a royal garden created for Catherine de Medici, in the 16th century. Marked by the ups and downs of history, the Tuileries was renovated by Pascal Cribier and Louis Benech during the renovation of the Louvre. It is therefore both a garden full of history, a privileged theater of the national drama of the Revolution, and also a landscaped creation of the very end of the 20th century.
Being a real outdoor museum, the Tuileries Garden hosts copies of ancient sculptures, modern works, as creations of the most contemporary artwork.
The Tuileries Garden welcomes 14 million visitors every year, and for sure you are not going to miss the opportunity to visit these 20-hectare gardens during their special celebration this year.
The Luxembourg Garden
Created in 1612 by Marie de Medici, the Luxembourg Garden is a complex of different styles of gardens. While the axis of the palace is styled « à la française » the other part situated to the side of the Guynemer Street is purely English.
The Luxembourg Garden has also a lovely set of greenhouses, a corner for plant production and another one for the conservation of plant heritage dating from the mid-nineteenth century and maintained by the Ecole d’ horticulture du Jardin du Luxembourg.
So, fancy a stroll in the gardens?! 😀